Photo Flash: THE GIRLS Show Some Skin in New Promo Shot for Barlow & Firth Musical
by Jessica Khan - Sep 17, 2015

The Daily Mail has just unveiled a saucy promo image for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS, based on the ever-popular CALENDAR GIRLS, which begins at Leeds Grand Theatre this winter. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight in UK's MEMPHIS - New Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

New production images for MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL have been released, now featuring multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' and Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as 'Felicia Farrell', the role she originated in the West End.  Check them out below! (more...)

Matt Cardle Joins West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in MEMPHIS; Matt Cardle to Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End. (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, are delighted to announce that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records. (more...)

UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has today announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7th November at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End's newest hit show (more...)

Review Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis, directed by Christopher Ashley, opens tonight, October 23, 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Oct 23, 2014

There's a popular theory that, in order to have a good chance at success, a new West End musical must be based either on a well-known film or on the back catalogue of a well-known music act - or in the case of The Bodyguard, both - and indeed, if you were to cast your eye over a list of hits and flops over the past few years, you might be inclined to agree. But then there's Memphis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West End
by Roy Tan - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the West End Company of MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Preview performances commence tomorrow for the West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis and to celebrate, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

BWW TV: Memphis Lives in Them! In Rehearsal with the West End Company of MEMPHIS
by TV - On the Road - Oct 8, 2014

Preview performances commence TOMORROW for the West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS and to celebrate, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room to meet the cast! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Knight And Donnelly in MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Take a sneak peek at these new pics of Memphis, starring Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight & More in Rehearsal for London's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Rehearsals have now begun for the West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS, which will have preview performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London from 9 October 2014 with Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has a Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Review Roundups - May 14, 2014

In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Michael Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Joanna Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all? Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Stage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. Stephen McGill has been awarded £50,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game. He will co-produce alongside Joseph Smith, Old Vic Productions, John Brant and Gavin Kalin. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 May 2014 and stars Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Transfer From Chichester to West End in May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Richard Eyre's Chichester Festival production of THE PAJAMA GAME will move to London's West End, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May of 2014. No official dates or casting has yet been announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anita Dobson & More in Riverside Studios' CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is a new musical which will premiere at Riverside Studios in London from 4 to 14 July for 14 performances only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's production photos, featuring Anita Dobson and the cast in below! (more...)

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